• Loveland Ski Area will open for the 2014-2015 season on Saturday, November 1. “We had to wait out a few unseasonably warm weeks, but everyone’s patience will be rewarded on Saturday,” said Rob Goodell, director of business operations. “We are still putting the finishing...

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    Steamboat Fires Up Snowmaking

    Oct 29 | 266 Views | No Comments

    Steamboat’s snowmaking crews fired up the snowmaking system early this morning to begin adding to the natural snow Mother Nature has delivered this month in anticipation of Opening Day, Wednesday, November 26, 2014. “It’s always exciting when snow covers the mountain especially this early in...

  • The Simple Pleasures of a Boys Ski Trip in Colorado

    Oct 28 | 354 Views | No Comments

    By James Lummis Last spring break I spent two great days with my boys – not a guy’s weekend with friends from college — but with my two high school age sons.  Mom was skiing elsewhere (she claims it was a “meeting”), so off to Aspen Snowmass we went.  En route, one boy worked...

  • Going Out in Style

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    Going Out in Style Closing weekends, while sad in some ways, are really excuses to dress up in outrageous outfits, slide down snow on things other than skis and boards, and party like a rock star. Sure we have to say goodbye to another ski season, and say goodbye to friends and co-workers who leave town for the summer, but thanks to end-of-season festivities the images we have of friends on the last day of the season will last us ’till opening day.

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  • The Burger Index

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    The Burger Index

    The smell of spring skiing means burgers grilling on the deck of the lodge, mmmm. One way to sum up this season is as the season of value. There was a lot of talk this fall about what sort of value is out there and the hamburger has been served up as a USDA prime example.

    Over the course of the season, we did our own burger value research and are happy to report the results below. (Photo taken at Arapahoe Basin by Casey Day)
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  • CSCUSA on Track with Colorado Roadless Rule

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    At the end of his presidency in 2001, President Bill Clinton issued a nationwide Roadless Rule that covered 58 million acres and limited road building and tree removal in those areas. That rule was overturned by President George W. Bush who then invited individual states to submit their own Rules.

    In 2005, Colorado created a stakeholder taskforce and started the process to develop a Rule specific to our state. Colorado Ski Country USA is proud to have been a part of the Colorado Roadless Task Force which established the framework for today’s Colorado Roadless Rule. (Photo by Dan Sweeney)DSC_0013
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  • Looking for an Olympic Moment

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    In hopes of raising some Olympic caliber skiers, and getting in some Ski Team worthy turns ourselves, we headed to Steamboat-Ski Town USA®. Steamboat has churned out more Olympic athletes than any other town in North America. It has a rich heritage with the US Ski Team as athletes are drawn to Steamboat by the legendary terrain and, as we found out, some still hang around town.

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  • Con Games: The Bowl

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    By Michael Conniff.
    ASPEN HIGHLANDS–Around here–and throughout the skiing world–it is known as “The Bowl.”
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  • Spring Loaded Calendars

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    Spring Loaded Calendars With an annual snowfall average in the neighborhood of 300 inches, high elevations and dry air, Colorado is able to offer one of the longest ski seasons in the United States. A long ski season gives resorts the opportunity to offer robust spring calendars filled with holiday celebrations, concerts, and contests. (photo by Dustin Schafer at Loveland Resort)IMG_0912 Continue Reading

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  • What it Means to be King of Spring

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    I Googled “Eldora” to find out what the word means. The search gave a couple origins including gold, gift of the sun, and blond. Our recent visit to Eldora Mountain Resort definitely lived up to the meaning of Eldora.
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  • Attention Powder Shoppers

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    Attention Powder Shoppers
    To help everyone sort through the array of spring passes being offered now, we’ve detailed the different products here. Become informed because informed shoppers are finding the ski spring season’s best deals. Mutli-day lift ticket discounts, stay and play packages, and early-bird reductions on 2010-11 passes are giving snow enthusiasts an extra reason to celebrate spring. Below is a round-up of skiing deals offered at CSCUSA member resorts around the state:
    photo taken at Echo Mountain by Casey Day
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  • Sunlight Shines On

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    Sunlight Shines On
    I visited Sunlight this weekend and here is what I concluded. While Sunlight might be small, especially compared to its neighbors down valley, it skis big. The peak is 9,895 feet and it has more than two thousand vertical.

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  • Four Resorts, Three Days, Two Kids, One Good Time

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    Four Resorts, Three Days, Two Kids, One Good Time
    The Aspen/Snowmass family of resorts includes Aspen, Snowmass, Buttermilk and Highlands. On the first day we skied at Buttermilk with the kids. The locals say that Buttermilk is the learning mountain, but I don’t recall ever being in a school this fun or beautiful.
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